For undergraduate level Safety Management/Safety and Health Management courses. With an eye on the future and a finger on the pulse of today's rapid changes due to global competition, this straightforward, state-of-the-art guide addresses the key issues, concerns, and factors relating specifically to modern workplace environments in the safety and health professions. Highly functional in content and approach, it draws immediate connections between principles and their practices in real-world settings, includes the latest OSHA standards, and approaches safety and health issues from the perspective of Total Quality Management (TQM) and global competitiveness. NEW - Updated OSHA material, requirements and recommendations-e.g. New reporting forms, enhanced enforcement policy; machine guarding and control of hazardous energy; Fire Standards; and Hazard Communication Standards. Provides students with completely updated material on the latest requirements and standards in the field. NEW - Updated with new material on relevant topics-e.g. Estimating hidden costs of accidents; drugs, depression and management failures; cost control of worker's compensation; workplace stress; evacuation planning. Provides students with the latest standards in addressing current issues. Easy-to-use checklist format. Provides students with essential information in an accessible format. Safety Facts boxed material. Provides students with highlighted sections of important concepts. Detailed discussions and occupational examples on current topics of interest and concern. Provides students with the most current safety and health workplace environments. Extensive pedagogy-Chapter outlines that provide a list of major topics discussed in the chapter; Summary; Review Questions; Key Terms and Endnotes that encourage critical thinking. Keeps students engaged with interactive study aids and vehicles for review of material so that they can gain experience in applying concepts to meaningful activities. Real-life safety examples. Gives students a realistic look at health and safety issues they will face on the job, better preparing them for prevention or correction. Facts and Fines feature. Shows students what can happen when OSHA and EPA regulations are violated. Accident and investigation reporting updates. Provides students with material on the types of accident reports and the circumstances that call for each type, as well as common causes of accidents that safety and health professionals can use when conducting accident investigations.